Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Yup, she still has a big head.

Bella had her 2 yr check up today (detailed post about her bday coming later) and it went really well. Here are the highlights
  • 26.5 lbs (50th percentile), 31 inches (50th percentile) and a head that is still in the 90th percentile
  • Dr. Amy said she was the most cooperative 2 year old she’s seen. Whether or not she was just saying that to make us feel good, we’ll take it. Bella was very calm and attentive and did everything Dr Amy asked her to do.
  • Bella talked the entire time, impressing Dr Amy who said her vocabulary is at a 3 yr old level. At one point she said “seriously guys, I don’t know if you know how impressive this is!” so that felt really good.
  • The pre-survey (where you mark yes or no to a series of questions regarding what your kid is able to do) confirmed that her cognitive/language skills are advanced (sorry, don’t mean to brag but come on…they marked that a 3 year old should start to identify colors and Bella’s been doing that for months!) but most of what we had to answer ‘no’ to was physical (jumping a distance, balance, drawing a straight line, etc).
  • We need to start working on having Bella dress herself. One of the questions on the pre-survey that we marked ‘no’ to was in relation to her dressing/undressing herself. Bella can talk off her socks and pull her pants down, but doesn’t take them off or doesn’t take off/put on her own shirts.
  • She can start eating peanut butter! :D But note to family….we want to be the first to give it to her so wait for us to give you the go ahead :)
  • She got two shots and two very cool star band aids. There were tears but she recovered quick enough to pick out a sticker. We then had to go to the lab for a finger-prick blood sample and I expected more tears, but Bella didn’t flinch or make a peep. She sat totally still and watched the entire time. No tears or fussing or anything! She got a special toy from the lab tech and an Ernie sticker for that.

The next appt isn’t until 3 years, which is kind of a bummer since it’s fun to go and get her stats. But we’ll be back before then with #2. We found out our pediatrician is pregnant and due on Monday, so we are glad we made it in to see her before she went on leave.

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